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Pevensey II

University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QH

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • This building is linked to Pevensey I and Pevensey II.
    • Pevensey II does not have a unique postcode. (It receives no postal deliveries).
    • The postcode given here, for satellite navigation purposes, is for the adjacent Pevensey I Building.
    • The exterior entrances require Salto cards out of hours, but are unlocked during the day.
    • There is no access into the Genome Centre from anywhere in Pevensey II.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • The nearest mainline station is Falmer.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • This car park is only for permit holders and Blue Badge holders only.
  • There are no parking charges for permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park is on North South Road.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
  • There are 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 3.3m x 5m (10ft 9in x 16ft 4in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 23m (25yd) from the lift entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 33m (36yd) from the lift entrance.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
  • The maximum height is 4.5m (14ft 9in).
  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • There are also designated bays available in Car Park 1 at the rear of the building, but there is a steep slope to access the Pevensey II - III link entrance from here.
  • People who cannot manage the slope can be dropped off outside the Pevensey II - III link entrance, shown in Photograph 2.
  • For further details on parking on campus please see the University website parking page.

Outside Access (Lift Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the North South Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 228cm (7ft 6in).

Level Change (Lift Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Pevensey II - III Link Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to level 3 of the building.
    • There is also an entrance leading to level 3 at the front of the building, but this can only be accessed via steps from the North South Road.

Level Change (Pevensey II - III Link Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Pevensey II Rear Entrance)

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • Entrance View
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 3-4-5.
    • The stairs are located ahead and to the left having entered via the main lift.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the lift.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is an additional set of similar stairs located within the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences foyer (as shown in photograph 2). These stairs also access all floors.

Lift (Main)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the lift entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 2-3-4-5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the lift entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 207cm (6ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 230cm x 297cm (7ft 7in x 9ft 9in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception (School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences)

  • The desk/counter is 57m (62yd 1ft) from the main lift.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • Level access to the desk/counter is via lift.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Bridge Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 33m (36yd 3in) from the main lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 60cm (1ft 12in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is main meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The cafe is located on level 3 of the building, on the bridge over North South Road.
    • There are steps at the far end of the cafe leading down to level 2 of Pevensey I.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Level Change (Pevensey II - III Link on Level 3)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located next to the Pevensey II - III link entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Level Change (Pevensey II - III Link on Level 5)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located where the buildings are linked.
  • There is/are 8 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • Comments View
    • There are 5 steps at the link on level 4, shown in photograph 2.

Lift (Pevensey II - III Link on Level 5)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the Pevensey II - III Link level change on Level 5.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 62m (67yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 126cm (2ft 7in x 4ft 2in).
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical lift overcoming the steps at the link between the 2 buildings on level 4 (shown in photographs 3 and 4).
    • Both lifts are currently out of order awaiting new parts. There is currently no access for wheelchair users to Pevensey III levels 4C and 5C.

Accessible Toilet (Level 4 - Psychopharmacology Unit)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 4, in the Psychopharmacology Unit.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 136cm x 198cm (4ft 6in x 6ft 6in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The Psychopharmacology Unit can only be accessed by unit staff and volunteers.
    • Other members of staff or students needing to use this toilet need to make arrangements to access.
    • There is also an adapted toilet available in Pevensey III, linked to this building.

Accessible Toilet (Level 5 - Female Standard Toilets)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 65m (71yd 3in) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 5 within the Department of Mathematics.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 280cm (5ft 3in x 9ft 2in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The door into the female standard toilets in which this accessible toilet is located, is touch pad operated (as shown in photograph 3).
    • The width of the door is 80cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on level 4, just outside the main lift.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on level 3, just outside the main lift.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the level 5 standard toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • This is by lift.
  • Comments View
    • There are also male and female toilets in the same location on level 5.

Emergency Egress

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.